Queenston Road Vineyard
VQA St. David’s BenchRed wine 750ml13.8% alc./vol
Broken Press is one of Creekside’s most revered bottlings. Because of that reputation, we are very protective of our flagship product line, and aren’t afraid to declassify and skip a vintage if the wine doesn’t have the sting. Try the 2015 now with some breathing time, but please make sure you also lay down a bottle or 12, ‘cause this baby needs some sleep.
The usual Syrah suspects are all there: white pepper, red fruit and black raspberry, licorice, and a hint of something meaty and definitely non-vegan. Weighty and generous on the palate, with black raspberry fruit riding on a train of fine tannin and moderate acidity interplay. Probably at best 2018-2026, but who are we to say?
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Amazing! One of the greatest reds ever produced in Niagara, and who knew it would be syrah. It brandishes a huge, lifted, classic northern Rhone nose of iodine, black pepper, caper, wood smoke and blackcurrant. It is intense too - sinewy, salty, rich with dried meat, licorice and olive fruit. Outstanding intensity and length. Tasted November 2017
David Lawrason | WineAlign.com
Meaty, peppery, dark fruit-flavoured, and tar, cold smoke, violet and fresh coffee ground-inflected, this is textbook cool climate syrah from a warm and generous 2015 Niagara vintage. This should turn wonderfully savoury and umami-driven in time, as the touch of soy and oyster sauce flavours already indicate. The palate is well balanced, full bodied yet with a moderate 13% alcohol declared, and firm acids over moderately grippy tannins. I'd revisit this in 2-4 years for the maximum expression, or hold into the mid-twenties without a stretch. Tasted November 2017.
John Szabo, MS | WineAlign.com
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